You can go to Craigslist and owners.com to list for sale by owner homes. You can also list in Zillow.com, but I think there is a charge to list on that site.
You may want to contact Help-U-Sell Real Estate in your area. They can sell your home for a low set fee and you can save thousands of dollars. They are full service realtors and they handle all the marketing, open houses, escrow coordination, inspections, paperwork etc. Go to http://www.helpusell.com and check out the office closest to you by going to the office locator tab.
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The current rules state if you require a loan:
2 years from dismissal for a FHA Loan
4 Years from dismissal for a Fannie Mae Loan
4 Years from dismissal for a Freddie Mac Loan
2 Years from dismissal for a VA Loan
3 Years from dismissal for a USDA Rural
However, if you are paying cash, no wait is required.
I cannot claim the credit for the information, I have a great team working with me at Guaranteed Rate and they keep us up to date with all the rules.... more
Yes -- there is an available 3/2 near the brown line and close to the heart of Lincoln Square. You can also check Craigslist for options...just beware of scams! As mentioned, any good leasing agent should be able to help you out here.... more
you have several Realtors below who answered and offered to assist you.I truly recommend to you to work with a Realtor who knows the areas of your rental search very well and will know from you what you need ... the Realtor you trust (Work only with one, and commit to one......) and have him or her assist you in going through
all that is available get all the details that will be important for you about the association, the management of the building, washer and dryer in unit etc. and then the Realtor will make appointments accompany you etc.
Good Luck to you...
Edith YourRealtor4Life! and Chicago and Northern Illinois / North Shore Expert
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients, Buyers, Sellers and Investors alike....
Edith always goes the X-tra Mile with a Smile for her clients!
A realtor can't legally tell you if it is SAFE or NOT SAFE but he can tell you that if you have too many out of town guests, get in a bad fight with your spouse, or are having an affair, that all those nearby Lincoln Avenue motels increase the location value of your property.
Make sure to tip for room service.... more
Your experience is the undeniable trumpet of truth. Without a doubt there are homes existent at your price point that rest essentially in the quadrant with boundaries of Irving on the south, Foster on the north, Ashland on the east and a montage of Western slurring over to the river on the west. I'm pretty sure your experience parallels that of my recent and past clients looking roughly in the same area: slightly or negligibly rehabbed properties with "knock your head" clearance in the basement and garreted attic redos with slant down ceilings to inhibit furniture placement on two walls.
There is nothing wrong with this inventory, but if you seek something else, like a full on 4 bed/three and a half bath model with finished basement where you won't wound your noggin when you descend the stairs, you may need to alter the trajectory of your search.
As at least one earlier respondent commented, find a credible real estate professional. If it's me, great. The choice you make is pretty important though because the agent will be able to from top of mind awareness discuss with you all inventory that is currently available, mention the pluses and minuses, let you know if you are in Waters, Coonley, Bell, McPherson or Ravenswood. Share with you additional inventory that you might not have considered (such as considering options in Edgewater or dipping into Albany Park or veering northwest into Sauganash). And always offer opinions rooted in you making the best decision for the best house at the most commodious price.
The same agent also needs to be conversant to let you know if your price point and aspirations are mercilessly colliding with the "NO" of a location. When I run a cursory search with your parameters I detect 8 homes that more or less meet your criteria. However, every one of these homes represents to a degree my description above, particularly with the upper level ceiling necessitating furniture placement on either this wall or that wall but not on either side wall.
So where does this leave you? If you are adamant about Lincoln Square, some degree of compromise is critical. If the house matters more than the area I urge you to select the most knowledgeable agent to serve as your resource to 1) identify prospects, 2) personally view homes with a critical eye to finish, size, price and location, 3) negotiate on your behalf fully edified as to market analytics, 4) reach agreement (or walk if agreement is undoable), 5) provide you with strong options should you need them for inspection, attorney, lender and trades people if necessary, and 6) see you through the process in a seamless and professional manner always holding your interests as paramount.
And if the home is more important then the agent needs to do all of the above while charting your itinerary into new locales.
I wish for you the best of fortune as you seek your home.
The Real Estate Lounge Chicago with @properties
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Copy and paste the following link into your browser. Will give you a number of ideas that you can incorporate into a deck over your garage.
Best of Luck, Ken Dooley
New construction condos are an entirely different animal these days. Typically, they're priced at a fixed price, and don't like to accept reduced offers. In today's market, however, even new construction has been driven to accept discounts.
You'll have an easier time negotiating "extras" (ie: granite, stainless steel, hardwood flooring, upgrade appliances, whirlpool tub) than price, because the developer doesn't want your "discount" to show up on the sale price. If others who've purchased for full price, in your development, catch wind of your discount, they might be a little irked, and the reduction of your price is public records, but the free, or discounted upgrades do not show on public record.... more
I also live in the 4525 N. western building.....LOUD. Market analysis puts the value of the smaller units at $210,000, and the larger units at $280,000. From what I see on public records, some of the larger unit owners, including 2 RESALES, paid close to $600,000. Wow, that's turned out to be a nice investment. I also see, on public records, that at least one of the larger unit owners has taken a second, and two unit owners have not paid taxes. Must be to pay for the kids. In any case, ALL of these units are underwater. Foreclosure will make it worse. I suggest my neighbor do a little more digging, and then vote to have a PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT CO. manage the Association, as my loss has been compounded by a lack of Board direction.... more
The real answer to your question is rooted in your selling motivation. Each of my selling clients is in the good position of wanting to sell but not needing to sell. There's a big difference between the two as the former enables us to say no to low offers which are made more frequently in this market. Having said that, there have been better times to sell. One of the chief factors is the difficulty right now for a buyer to get financing. The other factor is the uneasy state of the economy and the psychological climate whereby every prospective buyer I meet simply doesn't want to overspend. (And a third is the difficulty of appraisers to get comps that are no older than six months old.) Again, the true determinant here is your selling motivation. Priced right and marketed well with an experienced realtor, your place will sell. Just maybe not for as much as you had hypothesized when you bought it.
Best of luck.
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Hello! I have a buyer client that bought a townhome here. Overall, they are pleased with the development. Newhaven has been reputable, but as with all developers, some things just always take longer to get finished post close. It is a nice community and is close to all the great amenities Lincoln Square has to offer.
If you are thinking of putting an offer in, they were not coming down in price too much, but you could get a nice closing credit if your lender approves!... more
Without seeming to be brief, have your daughters Attorney deal with this matter immediately and advise her of her options. Without knowing all the details you may receive some well intended advice through Trulia that may not be helpful or could create more problems if relied upon.
Good luck, Ken.... more